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Just Jude N.I. on craftsy.com
Belfast, Northern Ireland

I'm a Patchwork and Quilting tutor & designer, living in Belfast with my 3 gorgeous girls! The patterns I design and write are also the projects I teach in my classes. I'm also a regular contributor ...

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Messenger Bag

from Just Jude Designs
(9) Name: 'Sewing : Messenger Bag
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Confident use of a sewing machine
  • How to accurately measure and cut fabric
  • Know 1/4" and 3/8" seam allowances

Pattern Description:

Level: Intermediate

This roomy messenger bag has an adjustable strap, inner and outer zippered pockets and a reinforced base.

You will learn handbag strengthening and construction, how to create letterbox openings for your zippered pockets, inserting magnetic closures and feet.

The pattern is an instant downloadable PDF on confirmation of payment.


  • 1m deco weight/denim fabric
  • Lining: 0.5m quilters' cotton
  • Flap inset: 1 fat quarter quilters' cotton
  • Pocket linings: 1 fat quarter quilters' cotton
  • 0.5m compressed wadding
  • 1 x 6" & 1 x 8" plastic/nylon zips
  • 2m woven/lightweight Vilene
  • handbag metalware (detailed in pattern)

You Will Also Need:

  • sewing machine
  • Essential Sewing Kit: Jeans needle, Fabric cutting scissors, pins, stitch ripper, hand sewing needles, matching thread, chalk pen/non-permanent marking tool, basting spray

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